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Hilarious Jay Carney Photoshop Fail

Unbelievable. A puff piece on White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and his wife, ABC News reporter Claire Shipman in the decadent DC social rag Washingtonian contains a Photoshop disaster so bad it could have been done by the Iranian military. Ironically, one of the questions published in the article asks Shipman to name the […]

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Surprise, surprise – Obamacare will probably increase low severity ER visits

Gee, who could have seen this coming? The study, published in the journal Science, compared thousands of low-income people in the Portland area who were randomly selected in a 2008 lottery to get Medicaid coverage with people who entered the lottery but remained uninsured. Those who gained coverage made 40 percent more visits to the […]

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Obamacare “starting to look pretty healthy”? Don’t count on it

Faced with the disastrous debut of healthcare.gov and the Affordable Care Act’s termination of millions of existing insurance policies, the Obama Administration has launched a two-pronged propaganda campaign to disguise the failure of Obamacare as a “success.” First, Kevin Drum, quoting from The Washington Post at MotherJones.com, tells us that Obamacare enrollment is “starting to […]

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The most famous photo from Nov. 22, 1963

The most famous photo from Nov. 22, 1963

There are perhaps hundreds of recognizable still and moving images related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  Out of all of them, this is the one that has impacted me the most: The Inauguration of an American President is a celebration of many things.  It is a celebration of electoral victory.  It is […]

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A lesson we should learn from the Virginia election

Last night, Democrat Terry McAuliffe squeaked out a narrow victory in the Virginia governor’s race, beating Republican challenger Ken Cuccinelli by a mere 2 percentage points. McAuliffe should be well known to WizBang readers.  A former Clinton crony and fundraising genius, he masterfully weaseled his way into numerous business deals (usually by offering access to […]

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UPS ends health coverage for 15,000 working employee spouses, blames Obamacare

Kaiser Health News reports: Partly blaming the health law, United Parcel Service is set to remove thousands of spouses from its medical plan because they are eligible for coverage elsewhere. Many analysts downplay the Affordable Care Act’s effect on companies such as UPS, noting that the move is part of a long-term trend of shrinking […]

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Shock killing in Oklahoma has ugly racial overtones

A normally quiet weekend in the small southwestern Oklahoma town of Duncan was horribly interrupted at 3:00 PM this past Saturday, when a car carrying three teenagers pulled up behind a lone white male jogger.  The teens in the car fired on the jogger with a .22 caliber revolver, striking him in the back.  As […]

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Congressional Obamacare coverage error fixed (ps – they still get better benefits than you)

The government has fixed the error in the Affordable Care Act clause that required members of Congress and their paid staff to buy their health insurance through ACA exchanges when the law fully takes affect in 2014. Although the exchange requirement was clear, there was confusion because the ACA provision for Congress did not contain […]

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Mainstream media finally shamed into reporting Kermit Gosnell story

Next assignment – blame the GOP for not providing enough funding to keep this from happening. Yes, that’s satire.  But seriously, is there anyone out there who really believes that this won’t happen?  It’s just how the mainstream media works. Unless you rely solely on the mainstream media or low information news outlets (The Daily […]

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How the government keeps the poor in their place

We often hear conservatives speak of the poverty trap created by the myriad of regulations surrounding assistance to the poor.  Here is a perfect – and tragic – example of such a trap. I was tipped off to this particularly outrageous bit of government rulemaking by an article at the Patheos blog: “Medicaid Burn: Spend […]

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Where are the government employee unions?

During the past week, we’ve received a bolus dose of fear-mongering from big government establishment types who are scared to death that they suddenly might have to deal with smaller budget increases than they were expecting. The automatic spending reductions that went into effect at midnight total around $85 billion for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.  […]

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CBO: 7 million to lose employer-based insurance when ACA rules take effect

But don’t worry – your family will be able to buy health insurance through a government exchange for a mere $20,000 a year! As much as I would like to call this fiction, it isn’t.  The Affordable Care Act health insurance mandate and penalty regulations are confusing and ridiculous. An employer must offer each employee […]

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Proof? Hardly.

Right now I’m thinking that the Obama White House wishes it had a Ministry of Truth as effective as Oceania’s. My fellow blogger Warner Todd Huston has already covered President Obama’s puzzling skeet comment (“… up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time”) in some detail.  In his post, Huston noted that […]

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Confirmed: Hillary Clinton suffering from double vision after blood clot, fall

A number of people enjoyed poking fun at the ‘coke bottle’ glasses that Hillary Clinton wore during last Tuesday’s congressional testimony about the Benghazi debacle.  Many (myself included) speculated that her specs were merely a prop used to make her look smart or perhaps a little bit vulnerable – “you nasty Republicans wouldn’t hit a […]

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Hobby Lobby Goes ‘Over The Cliff’

If you haven’t been following the headlines, Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. is headed “over the cliff,” today, with respect to its decision to defy the Obamacare mandate covering birth control and “morning after” contraceptives. Here’s what makes the story interesting.  Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is a privately owned company, founded and operated by David Green.  […]

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Yes Virginia, sooner or later we will all be paying more taxes

My previous post dealt with two “surprise” taxes buried in the new Affordable Care Act regulations.  And for the past year, observers have been listing the plethora of new taxes scheduled to take affect in 2013, fiscal cliff or no fiscal cliff. But that isn’t the whole story.  Far from it, in fact. All that […]

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Happy New Year – two new Obamacare fees start Jan 1, 2013

While everyone has been busy worrying about the “fiscal cliff,” a number of other regulatory and tax changes have gone by relatively unnoticed.  Two of these involve the massive new Affordable Care Act regulations, which largely go into force on January 1, 2013. The first is a $25 billion tax that will be added to […]

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And so it begins …

“President Obama to push assault weapons ban in second term” – headline, The Hill (today). Not exactly a surprise, as President Obama has a clear record (particularly as an Illinois legislator) supporting extreme gun control measures including a ban on the manufacturing, sales, and possession of handguns, and a ban on the sale or transfer […]

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What exactly were we doing in Benghazi anyway?

As our Lady Liberty reported yesterday, General Petraeus’ alleged mistress, Paula Broadwell, told an audience last month that the American CIA was using the Benghazi annex of the US Consulate to detain al-Qaeda prisoners from Libya as well as from other areas in Africa.  The CIA has denied these claims of course, but Fox News […]

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Thoughts on the election

In no particular order, here are my thoughts and reactions from tonight’s election. First off though, I must admit that as closely as our current economy and national mood paralleled 1976 – 1980, I expected a Romney victory.  Throw in the shellacking that Democrats took in 2010, and we should have seen a clear Republican […]

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The death of ‘hope and change’: young skulls full of mush edition

Here is “Sing For Change,” Barack Obama propaganda video from 2008, featuring a heart-warming, inspirational performance by the children of a bunch of Hollywood liberals: Fast-forward to 2012.  Here is “I’m Blaming You,” in which a group of children vow to hold their parents responsible if they destroy America by electing Mitt Romney: Unbelievable. After […]

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The Benghazi attack represented A Clear And Present Danger

… to President Obama’s Nobel laureate legacy. Sadly, as I have been watching events and information unfold this week, that is the only conclusion I can draw. How dangerous was it to give a Nobel Peace Prize to a man who had, at the time of acceptance (itself an act of supreme arrogance and hubris) […]

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Justice?

I have several friends who hold liberal beliefs and vote Democratic because they long to see “justice.”  They were overjoyed by the election of Barack Obama, because finally we would have a President (aided by a Democrat super-majority in Congress) who “gets it.”  They believed that the upper middle and upper classes had unfairly fattened […]

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BOMBSHELL: US had credible warning 48 hours before Benghazi attack … but did nothing

Un. Freaking. Believable: The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three of his staff were likely to have been the result of a serious and continuing security breach, The Independent can reveal. American officials believe the attack was planned, but Chris Stevens had been back in the country only a short while and […]

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Well, that didn’t take long …

Courtesy of a Facebook friend, here is Crossroads Generation’s new ad: “The Poster” “College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life.” – Paul Ryan

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